The summit of Le Morne Cultural Landscape (Mauritius) accessible to the public; Unesco

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Mauritius – Le Morne Cultural Landscape

Inaccessible since its inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2008, the Le Morne Mountain, symbol of Maroons and resistance to slavery, opened its footpaths to the public in July 2016.

This new development comes as a follow-up to the recommendations of the Joint Reactive Monitoring Mission, carried out by the World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS in February 2016 and to the World Heritage Committee’s Decision 40 COM 7B.14, which noted the need to provide full access to the property to ensure more effective conservation and management.

According to the Director of the World Heritage Centre, Dr Mechtild Rössler, “this opening represents a major achievement towards increasing the enhancement and conservation of the site .”

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